In this article, I will be listing the Top 50 best MLM Companies of all time, as I see it.
Where the companies are listed and where they are ranked is entirely my opinion, and I don’t expect you to agree with my ranking 100%. That’s okay. It’s always subjective when you put together a list like this.
Also, all names are registered trademarks owned by the respective companies mentioned. I am not affiliated with any of these companies.
When making this list, here are some of the things I took into account:
- Annual Revenue
- Compensation Plan
- Total Years in Business
- Company Reputation
- Size of Product Line
- Trending Growth
- Is It Still a Good Opportunity if You Joined Today?
With some of these things, I had to give it my best guess. When possible, I have researched each category. Obviously, I cannot guarantee that you will make any money if you choose to join any of these opportunities. Individual results will vary.
Top 50 Best MLM Companies of All Time
That being said, here is my list of the Top 50 best MLM Companies of all time. As a legal disclosure, I have worked with several of these companies at some point my network marketing career, although I am no longer affiliated with them.
# 50: Neora
Originally named Nerium, Neora comes in at spot # 50. Founded in 2011 by Jeff Olson, Neora has grown leaps and bounds in our industry. They are best known for their skin care products, but they also offer wellness and anti-aging products. They have been featured in the news, and in many media outlets, for their great products.
Our mission to Make People Better goes far beyond our best-selling, age-fighting products and life-changing opportunity. We know true success includes actively practicing gratitude by giving back to our communities and improving the lives of our neighbors who live there. ~ Neora website
# 49: Life Plus
Life Plus started back in 1992. They are headquartered in Batesville, Arkansas. They have a nice variety of health and wellness products. They have great technology, manufacture their own products and have a strong presence in Europe. You can join for free. There is no hype, drama or headaches. Life Plus is one of the good guys.
# 48: Plexus
Coming it at number 48 we have Plexus Worldwide. It was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. They offer a nice variety of nutrition, weight loss, skin care, pain relief and other wellness products. They are a fast growing, highly respected MLM Company that many people have never heard of before.
Plexus is on the cutting edge of health science, with a range of products focused on every aspect of your health and happiness. We help your body get rid of the bad stuff, pave the way to better digestive health, and feed your system to benefit the body and mind. Our goal is to make products that are the highest quality non-GMO, 100% vegetarian, and gluten free, wherever possible. Most importantly, Plexus products work. They’re all for health, so there’s health for all.* ~ Plexus Worldwide website
# 47: Le-Vel
Have you heard of the “Thrive Life” before? If so, you know about Le-Vel. If not, you should! This company has grown quickly since its launch in 2012. The company boasts to have more than 6.5 million customers. They offer high quality wellness products at fair prices. More importantly, they offer an experience.
Le-Vel was created and envisioned with a greater purpose, a premium plan. The plan was not to create just a product, or just a product line, but to build a global brand, a new icon. This brand was built to encompass ultra-premium products and premium product lines, to be a new brand for a better lifestyle and premium-seeking consumers.
The largest and most successful companies in the world are extremely good at one thing: they build brands, not products. They are so successful with this singular focus that they can put their logo on anything and it is passionately accepted worldwide. As the Le-Vel vision is birthed with THRIVE, it will continue on with multiple brands and future premium products. Le-Vel will be a global giant; our logo will be on different products spanning multiple industries, wherever you go, our logo will go with you. The quality, passion and efficacy with the THRIVE product line will consistently and flawlessly be incorporated to all product lines, because the true focus, our passion, will always be The Brand: Le-Vel.
To build the Premium Lifestyle Company, we knew we had to create a premium product line but also look beyond just a product, we had to envision a larger purpose, a deeper reason for what we were doing. We had to create the one and only Premium Lifestyle Brand. ~ Le-Vel website
# 46: ASEA
ASEA manufactures and sells products meant to help human health. Based in Salt Lake City, ASEA employs many scientists to develop supplements and skin care products. The ASEA manufacturing process is FDA registered and NSF certified. They are oriented toward developing the best anti-aging products on the market.
# 45: Monat
Founded in 2014, Monat Global is another up and coming network marketing company. They specialize in hair care products and have a nice selection of high end shampoos, conditioners, masques, creams, mousse, etc. They have a scientific advisory board, a great reputation and good compensation plan.
Our mission is to help people everywhere enjoy beautiful, healthy, fulfilling lives through our exceptional, naturally based products, a fun and rewarding business opportunity, and a culture of family, service, and gratitude.
Our vision is to be a global leader in naturally based, anti-aging innovation—with an unrivaled business model that enhances the self-confidence and financial well-being of one million families around the globe each year. ~ Monat Global
# 44: LifeVantage
Originally, LifeVantage was not a multilevel marketing company, but seeing the advantages, they became one, and many say that made the company much stronger. The LifeVantage primary product is Protandim which many state has turned their lives around for better health and well being. Lifevantage continues to make scientific breakthroughs, and as such, they are growing to a top ranked MLM company.
# 43: ARIIX
ARIIX is a great company. They offer wellness and personal care items. Everything from weight loss to skin care. They have a very unique Bill of Rights to protect their distributors. It was launched in 2011 by Fred Cooper. The company headquarters is in Bountiful, Utah.
# 42: Nikken
More than 35 years ago, Japanese inventor Isamu Masuda had a vision of helping those live more peaceful and pain free lives. He believed the stresses of everyday life keeps those unbalanced and to be in order one needs to follow what Masuda calls the 5 Pillars of Health. That to achieve true balance one needs a Healthy Body, Mind, Society, Family and Finances. What began with just one product, the Magsteps magnetic insoles, evolved into an entire lifestyle. Masuda brought his dream of wellness and success for all to the United States in 1989.
# 41: Total Life Changes
Jack Fallon used to work for Ford Motor Company. Seeing many of his co-workers suffering with their health and wellness, Jack had a creative idea to start Total Life Changes. Following his dream, Jack has now helped many gain a new outlook on life and also helping their bank accounts. Total Life Changes has expanded worldwide and continues to do so.
# 40: Beach Body
BeachBody has some of the most intensive and extensive workout systems available. You may have seen infomercials of many of the BeachBody products. Based in Santa Monica, California, BeachBody continues to gain ground as a recognized force in nutrition and exercise multilevel marketing companies. Trainers Tony Horton and Shaun T. developed some of the most successful workout systems featured in the Beach Body product line. With supplements, weight loss and muscle gain videos, Beach Body has become a top MLM Company.
# 39: Telecom Plus
Telecom Plus is a publicly traded public utility company based in the UK. This London Company has annual sales of over 600 million British Pounds which converts to a little less than a billion U.S. Dollars, about $977 million to be exact. Not bad for a company with 40,000 independent distributors and a customer base of half a million.
# 38: Modere
Modere is a highly respected, reputable MLM Company. They offer a nice variety of products to include skin care, personal care, nutrition, wellness and more. Their corporate headquarters are in Springville, Utah. The company was originally founded as Images and Attitudes in 1987. In 1992, it changed its name to Neways International and then in 2011 it became Modere.
# 37: Arbonne
Arbonne is a provider of anti-aging and skin care products. Started in Switzerland in 1975, Arbonne made its way to the US in 1980. Arbonne is a member of the Direct Selling Association and their network of Independent Distributors, about 750,000, helped the company reach $378 million in sales. Arbonne continues to add products to its already extensive line.
# 36: Unicity
Unicity had its start when Rexall Showcase merged with Enrich and became Unicity in 2001. Unicity markets weight loss products, nutritional supplements and personal care items through their network of Independent Distributors. Plus, Unicity is committed to making life better for its customers and its distributors alike. Listed as one of the ‘Top 500 Privately-held Businesses’, Unicity stands out in the nutritional supplement arena.
# 35: Legal Shield
Legal Shield, formerly known as Pre-paid Legal has a network of over 50 law firms that provide services to their clients. Legal Shield also markets to small businesses and employers as part of employee benefits packages. Sales of pre-paid legal services is apparently big business with Legal Shield boasting revenues of over $460 million. Legal Shield also partners with other top brands to offer various discounted services.
# 34: Market America
Market America serves the needs of over 3 million customers. Their distributors, referred to as UnFranchise Business Owners sell everything from cleaning supplies, jewelry and nutritional drinks to custom websites. Direct Selling News listed Market America at #27 on their Global 100 list in 2013. They continue to grow year by year.
# 33: Ambit Energy
Ambit Energy is a MLM company that sells electricity and natural gas in states that are deregulated, including its home state of Texas. They offer budget and fixed rate plans that are competitive in the market. After the initial start-up cost, ongoing support is offered to help you grow your business free of charge. Recognition by several publications including Inc. Magazine, Dallas Morning News and JD Power and Associates has also received positive recognition from consumers. If they continue this trend their one million client customer base will continue to grow.
# 32: Stella and Dot
Co-founder of the wedding channel, Jessica Herrin created Stella and Dot as a way to empower women and give them a pathway to success. Stella and Dot sells jewelry and accessories through a sales force of Independent Stylists via hosted trunk shows. They’ve coined the term ‘social shopping’ and the concept has been featured in well known publications like the Wall Street Journal. Stella and Dot has also made Inc.’s list of 500 fastest growing businesses. The company was named after the founder and co-founder’s Grandmothers.
# 31: Infinitus
Founded in 1992, but tracing its roots back for more than 120 years, Infinitus is one of the largest MLM Companies in the world that most people here in the USA have never heard of before. 2018 revenue was more than $3.9 BILLION. They offer high quality Chinese herbal products. This includes foods, skin care, health care, home care and more. They are headquartered in China.
# 30: It Works!
Mark Pentecost was a teacher that had a desire to become a millionaire. He dabbled in a couple MLM companies until one day when his wife used a body wrap that made her feel and look thinner. She called her friend and Mark heard the exclamation, “It Works!” Mark took the idea and ran with it, and now It Works! Carries an extensive line of products. Mark now owns an island and independent representatives are reaping the benefits too.
# 29: doTerra
In 2008, David Stirling and several other people from Young Living decided to leave and start their own MLM company. That is what they did and the primary product line was essential oils. Do Terra also offers other products, but there essential oil line is well accepted. Based in Utah, there is an ongoing battle between Do Terra and Young Living.
# 28: Nature’s Sunshine
They were founded in 1972 and are currently a publicly traded company, listed on the NASDAQ. They offer a large variety of minerals, supplements and vitamins. Their headquarters are in Utah.
# 27: Mannatech
Mannatech is a wellness company that specializes in the distribution of over 22 products containing plant sourced saccharides. Operating in countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Mannatech reached #5 on Forbes Magazine’s 200 Best Small Companies List. Millions have purchased Mannatech patented products containing glyconutrients. In 2012 the company saw revenues of $170 million.
# 26: Rodan & Fields
In 2007, 2 Doctors by the names of Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields started Rodan & Fields after they had developed a wonderful solution called Proactiv. As dermatologists, these Doctors believed they could help many clear up their skin issues. You may have seen these Doctors on various infomercials, and Rodan & Fields started a quick climb of the Multilevel Marketing mountain of success. Rodan & Fields is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
# 25: Scentsy
Scentsy candle warmers are sold by 130,000 independent consultants in over a dozen countries. In 2009, Direct Selling Magazine gave Scentsy the Success Award. 2012 saw the company expand their product line by adding personal and laundry care products. Later that same year, a line of scented greeting cards was added. Scentsy continues to grow, continuously adding thousands of consultants and revenues nearing $400 million annually.
# 24: Isagenix
Isagenix International is an Arizona based MLM Company that markets dietary supplements. 200,000 associates sell products related to weight loss and anti-aging solutions, meals, snacks and skincare. Founder John Anderson created more than 2,300 nutritional products while working as a private label manufacturer. Isagenix continues to add new products and sales are booming along with new distributor sign-ups.
# 23: AMSOIL
You’ve probably heard of AMSOIL before. They offer a unique product line in our industry: petroleum products. They were founded in 1969 and are headquartered in Wisconsin. They are privately owned and employ about 315 employees.
# 22: Jeunesse
Founded in 2009 in Florida, Jeunesse came out the gates running. By 2015 they were a billion dollar company. They are one of the fastest growing MLM Companies, EVER. They were founded by Wendy Lewis and Randy Ray. They are best known for their skin care products, but they also have some great wellness products.
# 21: Ignite/Stream Energy
When energy was deregulated in Texas, Stream Energy jumped into the sure profitable market. As other States began to also deregulate, Stream moved into those areas. Since Stream Energy offers both electric and natural gas to residential and commercial, the company uses their Ignite Arm as the Multilevel Marketing division to allow people like you and me to start our own Stream Energy business allowing us to sell energy and get our energy at lower costs. Since humans will always need energy, Stream continues to grow year by year. They have also added other services such as mobile phone services.
# 20: Juice Plus+
Juice Plus+ developed the idea of putting fruits and vegetables that we all need in our diet into a capsule form. The idea took hold immediately especially with the backing and commercials from O.J. Simpson. People grabbed the product like crazy, but then we all know what happened with O.J. Simpson. This somewhat hurt the Juice Plus reputation, but they were able to distance themselves from Simpson and have continued to grow.
# 19: World Ventures
Knowing that travel is important to many people, Wayne Nugent and Mike Azcue developed an idea called World Ventures in which normal people could essentially own their own home based travel agency. The idea took hold and not only are these people making money selling travel, they can also travel themselves at a fraction of the cost. World Ventures continues to climb higher as they find the best system to help people travel to their dream destinations.
# 18: DXN Global
DXN Global is a Malaysia based MLM Company that has been moving strongly up the MLM ladder of success. The primary ingredient in DXN products are mushrooms native to Asia, namely Ganoderma and Lingzhi. These mushrooms have had a strong belief in Asian people to carry super medicinal effects. Many people in America have come to believe that what the Asians claim is true, and this is helping DXN Global become a highly sought after MLM company. DXN Global continues to add other products to its line helping independent distributors have a large line of products to sell.
# 17: ACN
American Communications Network or ACN as it’s more commonly known, is a telecommunications company based in Concord, North Carolina. In the 20 years since it began, ACN has grown to operate in 23 countries and has annual revenue of half a billion dollars. ACN Independent Business Owners sell broadband, wireless and landline services. Donald Trump is a big promoter of ACN, even featuring them on his show The Apprentice and speaking at their training events.
# 16: Shaklee Corporation
Shaklee Corporation manufactures and distributes organic household, beauty and wellness products. Though based out of California, Shaklee has operations in 7 countries outside of the US, including Canada, Japan and Mexico. Through nutritional studies, users of Shaklee’s multivitamins were recorded to have significant decrease in risk of high blood pressure and diabetes. Many athletes use Shaklee products and for almost 30 years, they provided NASA’s astronauts with a branded rehydration beverage.
# 15: QNET
Founded in the Philippines and currently headquartered in Hong Kong, QNET launched in 1998. They offer a large variety of health and wellness products on their own e-commerce platform. They also sell watches, consumer goods and health devices. They have had their share of controversy, but they are big and keep growing each year.
# 14: USANA
USANA Health Sciences produces nutritional and skin care products, founded by microbiologist Myron Wentz. For five years straight Outside Magazine has named USANA as one of America’s ‘Best Places To Work’. It’s a public company traded on the New York Stock Exchange. USANA has over 200,000 active associates and boasts annual revenues close to $650 million. USANA continues to develop and add products to their extensive line.
# 13: Nu Skin
Nu Skin Enterprises is a wellness company specializing in the distribution of nutraceuticals marketed as helping people look and feel younger. With annual sales in the billions, Nu Skin gives back, sponsoring the Brigham Young University athletic team and NBA’s Utah Jazz Dancers. While some MLM companies experience controversy, Nu Skin has been named one of Forbes ‘100 Most Trustworthy Companies’. The Better Business Bureau has given Nu Skin an A+ rating, which it maintains. Nu Skin has grown into world markets many other MLMs have difficulty entering.
# 12: 4Life Research
Based in Sandy, Utah, 4Life Research has studied and developed patented products using the scientific transfer factor approach. Many customers have discovered a renewed lifestyle by using the products for weight loss, energy and overall wellness. 4Life Research has scientists always working to develop new and health happy products. They have become a major player in MLM.
# 11: Primerica
Primerica is a unique MLM company based in Duluth, Georgia. The company offers various insurances, credit management, and various other financial services. Year by year, Primerica seems to grow in stature, and because of its unique MLM approach, there is very little competition. Everywhere I turn, there are positive responses to the Primerica system. With revenues nearing $2 Billion, we just may see this MLM move near the #1 position in the near future.
# 10: Avon
Very few people think of AVON as a multi-level marketing company. Its primary focus is direct sales. Their MLM Compensation plan isn’t very good, but their direct sales payout is great. They’ve been in business for more than 100-years now and they are best known for their beauty products. The company has struggled in recent years, but is still going strong. Yes, they are the second largest MLM Company in terms of revenue, but I couldn’t rank them any higher on this list due to other factors.
# 9: Vorwerk
Vorwerk is a German based Direct Sales company that has been in operation for many years. They offer an extensive line of products, and Vorwerk owns the U.S. based Jafra Cosmetics. Vorwerk itself is not a wholehearted MLM company, but actually controls multiple MLM companies, and the largest percentage of their revenues come via multilevel marketing. Vorwerk has a great business knowledge and they will continue to grow substantially for years to come.
# 8: Mary Kay
More than 50 years and $5,000 dollars ago a small cosmetics company was born. Mary Kay began as a small storefront and has grown into the 6th largest direct sales company in the world. With annual sales closing in on $3 billion, Mary Kay sales associates have a lot to smile about. If there’s any question about the potential success available selling Mary Kay cosmetics, just ask the 10,000 Directors who have qualified to receive the infamous Pink Cadillac for reaching sustained sales goals.
# 7: Young Living Essential Oils
Donald and Mary Young recognized how much people they knew relied upon various essential oils for therapy. Seeing an opportunity to help others and to create a profitable business, the Young’s started Young Living Essential Oils in 1993. The company has had longtime success even though several Young Living people verged off to start a competing essential oil company.
# 6: Oriflame
Founded in 1967, this Swedish born cosmetics company is a force to be reckoned with. Boasting annual sales of close to $2 billion and a sales force in the millions, Oriflame’s independent sales reps have at their disposal a wide range of products. The last 40 years have seen the company add body care, accessories, wellness products and a men’s line. Though Oriflame isn’t currently sold in the US, their products can still be ordered internationally. We wonder if Oriflame will enter the U.S. market in the near future.
# 5: Natura Cosmetics
This is almost the # 1 MLM Company in the world, in terms of revenue, right behind Amway. They did more than $10 billion in revenue in 2018. They were founded in Brazil in 1969 and do business in approximately 73 countries. They are best known for their skin care products.
# 4: Melaleuca
I was hesitant to include Melaleuca on this list because they claim that they are not network marketing. With that being said, they are one of the most customer focused companies in our industry. I respect that. Great products at grocery store prices. More companies in our industry should follow their lead. In business since 1985, they have grown every year and do more than $2 billion in annual sales. While I am in no way affiliated with Melaleuca, I could easily see them becoming the largest MLM Company in the world (in terms of revenue) in the years to come.
# 3: Forever Living Products
What list would be complete without Forever Living Products? With their aloe-vera based products, and strong international presence, FLP does more than $2.5 billion annually. Their compensation plan is aggressive. Their products are great. And they are positioned for long-term growth in our industry.
# 2: Herbalife
Herbalife is the front runner when it comes to weight loss products. The company was founded in 1980 and has enjoyed continued and growing success in recent years. With a huge Spanish speaking following and increasing Spanish speaking population, Herbalife has created a wealth of opportunity for those looking for financial freedom. With annual sales of over $4 billion, Herbalife’s growth doesn’t seem to be slowing any time soon. Losing weight couldn’t be easier.
# 1: Amway
Amway is the big dog in our industry in terms of revenue. It has been around since 1959 and has paved the way for the entire industry. Their 1979 Amway vs FTC case was a game changer. They offer more than 450 products to choose from, including their popular lines: Nutrilite and Artistry.
Chuck’s Favorite MLM Company
I work with a great company myself. I intentionally left them off of this list. They offer natural and organic products, to include CBD, coffee, essential oils and much more. They have a killer compensation plan, a free online marketing system, and do business in almost every single country. You can learn more about them right here.
In conclusion, this is my list of the Top 50 best MLM Companies of all time. Whatever you call it, one thing is clear: Network Marketing is BIG BUSINESS! Many of the companies listed above have annual revenues in the billions.
Whether or not you support this business model, the numbers don’t lie. Network marketing isn’t for everyone and that’s perfectly fine. MLM isn’t just for stay at home moms wanting to make some extra money anymore either. Many people join network marketing and make a career out of it.
The bottom line is that if you choose to pursue a network marketing opportunity, DO YOUR RESEARCH to make sure you find a good company with products you are passionate about.
What are your thoughts? What do you think is the best MLM Company ever and why? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think. I look forward to hearing from you.